Summer Internship in Washington, D.C.
2022 Program Dates
Student Arrival: To be confirmed
Student Departure: To be confirmed
*Students may check in to the residence hall before the program begins. The housing rate detailed in the Tuition and Fees section is calculated per week, and students pay the corresponding amount depending on their chosen move-in and move-out dates.*
This course is also open to visiting students. Students interested in interning in Washington D.C. this summer can enroll in an accompanying 4 credit summer internship course. Weekly classroom discussion informs experiential learning as students intern at one of the many government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, museums, and media companies that call Washington, D.C. home.
Students live in NYU provided housing which is shared by a community of graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and researchers involved in a broad range of academic disciplines including global public health, politics, international relations, and policy analysis. Please note: Students are responsible for securing their own internships and should make an appointment with a Wasserman Center career coach for guidance and résumé and cover letter review.
NODEP-UA 9982 Experiential Learning Seminar - Staff - 4 credits
Can be counted for SCA-UA Internship credit (government and non-profit placements only). Can also be counted for Politics major credit (internship with domestic policy focus only)
The seminar is designed to complement the internship fieldwork experience. In it we explore many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.
Students who secure an internship through or with the assistance of NYU Washington, DC must confirm their spot in the program and enroll in the internship class in order to accept the internship. Students are required to complete a minimum of 140 hours in their internships to earn course credit; however most summer internship placements are full-time.
PLEASE NOTE: Internships that take place in Maryland, regardless of whether credit is awarded for the experience, require that your school or department have a certificate of approval to operate in the state. If you are interested in a placement in Maryland, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before applying to the internship for more information.
IMMIGRATION NOTE: To be eligible for an F-1 or J-1 visa, international students must be enrolled in a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational objective at an academic institution in the United States. For summer term, a full course of study can be defined as one credit per week or at least 18 hours of class time for a non-credit course. For further questions and to discuss your eligibility, please reach out to NYU's Office of Global Services, email@example.com.
|Undergraduate Tuition - 4 credits||$6,332|
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 4 credits
|Program & Activities Fee||
Student Health Insurance (detailed below)
Housing (weekly rate; minimum 6 weeks)
Double w/shared bath
PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location.
Students are encouraged to budget for summer programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available on the Additional Costs page.
Insurance Services in Washington, DC
New York University requires that students studying away as part of their education program be covered under an NYU-sponsored health insurance plan. Students must continue to maintain health insurance coverage in their home countries in the event they need to return home. Students can waive this requirement with an appropriate family plan.
Visit insurance plans and benefits to learn more.
As is the case during the academic year, course participants are responsible for independently securing their summer internships before the beginning of the summer term. Please see resources below to assist in finding an internship.
NYU students should first make an appointment with a Wasserman Career Coach via Handshake, and must submit cover letters and résumés for review by the Wasserman Center for Career Services before applying to internship opportunities. Students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if they are unable to find an appointment time that works with their schedules. Visiting students are also highly encouraged to submit all internship application material for review to their home institution's career service office before submission to D.C. postings.
Review the Finding an Internship guide for detailed information about securing an internship in Washington D.C.
Note: Students have the option of reserve housing in D.C. for dates before and after the program, but must be in residence during the 6 week course. Students live and attend class at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, which features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges and is located just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums.
Most students reside within doubles in a residence hall; a limited number of singles are available. Students have access to kitchens with pots and pans within their suites.
Students may check in to the residence hall on any Sunday before the course begins. The housing rate detailed in the Tuition and Fees section is calculated per week, and students pay the corresponding amount depending on their chosen move-in and move-out dates.
Visit summer housing in Washington D.C. to learn more.
Young Leaders Network
Summer Internship students also have access to the Young Leaders Network events. Founded in 2014 by the John Brademas Center of New York University and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Young Leaders Network aims to promote in the next generation the spirit of public service as embodied for decades on Capitol Hill by John Brademas and Ted Kennedy.
The resources below apply to Fall and Spring semesters though may be useful for students studying in Washington D.C. during a summer term.
Note: Students who have yet to secure an internship may also check out these community service opportunities.